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JuJu Jay | Trail Runner

  • Athletes
  • Thursday 9th March, 2017
  • By Susan
JuJu Jay in the Columbia Out Dry Extreme Gold Tech

JuJu Jay is one of Great Outdoors’ sponsored mountain runners. He began his trail running journey while working as a tattoo artist in Nottingham. He wanted to get in to shape but didn’t enjoy lifting weights and pumping iron. He began to focus on cardio machines and would max out the incline on the treadmill. Other gym members saw his natural running ability and encouraged him to give mountain running a try. His first outing was in the Peak District and was hooked immediately. He has since moved back to Ireland and runs around 200k a week in the Glendalough area with his running group Mud Sweat and Runners. He is planning his next adventure- running up the toughest mountains in Ireland-by any means possible.

Hometown Dublin, but now living in Glendalough
Hobbies Mountain running, scrambling, night hiking, walking the dog…
Favourite Gear My oldest pair trail shoes the Salomon S-Lab Ultras which have nice low profile so you feel connected to the ground and I’m trying out the Columbia Bajada III
Greatest Achievement Getting to where I am now
Goals 75k in La Palma– Goal is to complete it in under 10 hours
Do you use any tech or gadgets when running? I use the Suunto Ambit3 Run and I have the View Ranger app as a back up but I don’t like to rely on it, I prefer to use my local knowledge
Favourite Trails? Scarr mountain has a steady incline with an amazing view and Spink Loop is exciting and nice and rocky
What do you always carry when running? A first aid kit
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